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What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13


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Aaaand first to reply in a thread I started. Anyone else want to play along or is everyone in "save for the rarities" mode?:grin:

Anyway as to the topic at hand WT Rye 101 at $23. Just adding to the bunker in case the doomsayers are right. And if it does come back the downside is I've got some very good and inexpensive rye to drink.

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Anyone else want to play along or is everyone in "save for the rarities" mode?:grin:

This ;-)

Oh, and somebody's gotta deny you a hat-trick kickoff on this thread =]b

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ND Overholt

18 yr Old Man Winter

24 yr 110 pr Willett

2011 Saz 18

OK, Google broke when i searched for Old Man Winter. Who is the distillers/brand?

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OK, Google broke when i searched for Old Man Winter. Who is the distillers/brand?

Try this:

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I'm going to guess KBD for export

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OK, Google broke when i searched for Old Man Winter. Who is the distillers/brand?

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It is an NDP rye for the Japanese market. Based on the flavor profile I have no idea who produced it as it does not taste like anything else I have tasted. It also is not a "straight" rye so that could have something to do with the different taste profile.

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Try this:

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Rakuten pulls it up as American Rye, but no distiller mentioned....so i'm still baffled.

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It is an NDP rye for the Japanese market. Based on the flavor profile I have no idea who produced it as it does not taste like anything else I have tasted. It also is not a "straight" rye so that could have something to do with the different taste profile.

So we chalk this up to a random Japanese marketing manager buying a barrel from HH/etc.. and making his own labels? (based on the art, he/she may have).

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Michael, that Willett looks intriguing, same barrel as the samples you got from Johnny? The Gift Shop had V23 and WFE 25 ryes but they were pretty salty at well over $200 ea. I could only pull the trigger on one thing and went with the 20 yr barrel proof bourbon. Afraid the ryes would be too woody for my taste.

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I assume it is the same barrel, it is quite a delicious rye. The 25 yr gift shop ryes I have are quite woody and syrupy, so probably a good pass @ $200 unless you really enjoy a lot of wood. Would be interested in trying the 23 yr rye from the gift shop.

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It was the Vintage23 bottle at about $225 if I remember correctly. The 20 yr bourbon was slightly less expensive and my splurge ended there. They did have quite a few bottles of the 23 if you can find a good mule in the area.

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Nothing. I like reading this thread and living vicariously through others though.

Saving money for a crocheted Van Winkle flask and belt?

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2 bottles of Baby Saz. Have not seen this on the shelves in MI for at least 2-3 years. I know there has been a discussion of a shortage but how bad of a problem has it been for everybody else? Has it been a problem for others?

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Baby Saz came and went in about 3 days last year. It's back again, with a few bottles still on the shelf, but the price is now in the mid $30s.

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Restocked Baby Saz, 26.99, tax-free, grabbed 3 bottles before it gets scarce again. Find it sometimes in the 30-35 range, but I pass, looking for a deal like this.

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2 bottles of Baby Saz. Have not seen this on the shelves in MI for at least 2-3 years. I know there has been a discussion of a shortage but how bad of a problem has it been for everybody else? Has it been a problem for others?[/quote

I've been to KY a couple times in the last two weeks. Every place I went, they seemed to be flush with it. Priced from $27-$37 + tax..then I stopped at a store in Cincy, there were 6 on the shelf.. $26.90, out the door.

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